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Army antiterrorism training included anti-abortion groups as among the extremist groups

| July 17, 2024 | 51 Comments
Army antiterrorism training included anti-abortion groups as among the extremist groups

Soldiers receiving training for gate guard saw a slide show presentation related to terrorism. Among the groups listed as extremists were both left and right groups that should not have been listed. One of those groups were antiabortion groups. Republicans took issue with the inclusion of the antiabortion groups and sent a letter to the […]

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Valor Friday

| July 12, 2024 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

Staff Sergeant Michael Ollis of Staten Island, NY was on his last day in Afghanistan. It was his third combat deployment, and he was only 24 years old. He’d enlisted seven years prior in the Army infantry, getting his parents’ permission to enlist at 17. Soon after he saw Iraq and then Afghanistan, with this […]

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Valor Friday

| July 5, 2024 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

It’s the spring of 1862. The United States has been cleaved in two, with the southern states secceeding from the Union a year previously. With Lincoln in the White House, the Union is waging a war to reunite the country. The Civil War was in its infancy, but already the war had claimed more American […]

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Biden to award two MoHs tomorrow

| July 2, 2024 | 29 Comments
Biden to award two MoHs tomorrow

On Wednesday, 3 July, two of Andrews’ Raiders will receive posthumous Medals of Honor for their role in the successful Union raid. Prior to this, Lieutenant (Brevet Lieutenant Colonel) Alonzo Cushing was the Medal of Honor recipient most divorced from the date of action (3 July 1863) and date of award (19 December 2014), at […]

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Valor Friday

| June 21, 2024 | 16 Comments
Valor Friday

The US Army’s 27th Infantry Regiment are known as the “Wolfhounds.” Though there were 27th Infantry Regiments raised during both the War of 1812 and the Civil War, the current incarnation of the 27th Infantry dates to 1901. They saw combat in the Philippine Insurrection, before being part of the American Expeditionary Force sent to […]

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Robert E. Wilson Jr – Official Military Records

| June 17, 2024 | 43 Comments
Robert E. Wilson Jr – Official Military Records

Just to complete this case, we wanted to post Robert E. Wilson Jr.’s official military records. They could not locate him, probably because he had a common name and several SSNs. We posted the NPRC cover letters stating they could not locate his records. We filed 4-5 times. After we accounted for variations, we finally […]

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Retired soldier sentenced to 36 months in prison for defrauding the Army

| June 14, 2024 | 19 Comments
Retired soldier sentenced to 36 months in prison for defrauding the Army

Kevin Romulus Pelayo, together with his wife Cristine Furio Fredericks, illegally obtained over 800 Soldier Social Security numbers. From 2014 through 2020, these Social Security numbers were provided to the Army’s Mass Transportation Benefit Program. The Soldiers were not aware that they had been listed as using this program. The couple provided an illusion that […]

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Congressional stolen valor?

| June 13, 2024 | 60 Comments
Congressional stolen valor?

United States Representative Troy Nehls (R-TX) is being accused of stolen valor, or rather, continuing stolen valor. We briefly discussed the kerfuffle a while back. Since we didn’t have records in hand, it was just reporting on the goings on. Our excellent community here posted a bunch more in the comments there as the incident […]

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